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UK NewsFootage of IRA weapons training and bomb planning to be screened

20:10  15 september  2019
20:10  15 september  2019 Source:   newsletter.co.uk

Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks

Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks The revelations are made in a documentary about the Troubles to air next week.

Rare footage of IRA members planning and carrying out a bomb attack on Queen's University Belfast is to be broadcast in a BBC documentary. Last week, the Troubles series showed previously unseen footage of Martin McGuinness carrying weapons and taking part in a car bomb attack in

Rare footage of IRA members planning and carrying out a bomb attack on Queen's University Belfast is to be broadcast in a BBC documentary. Last week, the Troubles series showed previously unseen footage of Martin McGuinness carrying weapons and taking part in a car bomb attack in

Footage of IRA weapons training and bomb planning to be screened © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

The programme also includes a bomb attack being planned and carried out in Belfast.

The footage from a lost American documentary about the IRA is revealed in a BBC Northern Ireland series marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Troubles.

Last week, Spotlight on The Troubles: A Secret History, showed previously unseen footage of Martin McGuinness carrying weapons and taking part in a car bomb attack in Londonderry in 1972.

Additional film emerges in this week’s episode, which covers the worst period of violence in the early 1970s.

Reporter Darragh MacIntyre also makes new revelations about the 1975 IRA ceasefire and the changes in the IRA leadership that followed.

'This shouldn’t surprise anyone' - victims' relatives speak as McGuinness car-bomb video uncovered

'This shouldn’t surprise anyone' - victims' relatives speak as McGuinness car-bomb video uncovered Two women who lost loved ones at the hands of the IRA said this week's revelations on Martin McGuinness and his role in the IRA "should come as no surprise to anyone". They were speaking after previously unseen video footage of the late Mr McGuinness showing children guns and at the preparation of a car bomb were unearthed. It will appear in BBC documentary series 'Spotlight On The Troubles: A Secret History' to be shown next week. Kathleen Gillespie's 42-year-old husband Patsy, a cook at Fort George Army base in Derry, was killed in October 1990.

The Remembrance Day bombing (also known as the Enniskillen bombing or Poppy Day massacre) took place on 8 November 1987 in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. A Provisional Irish Republican Army ( IRA ) bomb exploded near the town's war memorial (cenotaph)

Windows shattered and shards of debris flew through the air as the blast tore through office buildings and shops within a half-mile radius in Manchester

The rediscovered footage includes a bomb attack being planned and carried out in Belfast, gunmen in Londonderry, and weapons classes for IRA recruits.

The pictures were filmed for an American documentary called The Secret Army.

It was based on a book by the same name written by New York academic J Bowyer Bell.

The documentary was filmed in 1972, but disappeared after a few screenings in America.

The BBC Spotlight team tracked down some of the programme makers and they have also made discoveries about the film’s disappearance, which will be revealed later in the series.

IRA members allowed the Secret Army crew to film a number of attacks that were carried out without masks.

They included the planning and execution of a May 1972 bomb attack on the Queen’s University Sports Hall at Upper Malone, Belfast.

Man arrested after bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone

Man arrested after bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone Residents were evacuated from their homes yesterday after the alert in the Church View area of the town. Bomb experts were called in and later made the device safe. And officers have now arrested a man under the terrorism act this morning. © Google Maps Strabane, Co Tyrone A PSNI spokesman said: "An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) has been recovered following a security alert in Strabane. A man has been arrested under terrorism legislation." Sinn Féin MP Orfhlaith Begley said: "This security alert in the Church View area of Strabane has brought nothing but disruption to the local community.

The Irish Republican Army ( IRA ; Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann), also known as the Provisional Irish Republican Army (Provisional IRA or Provos)

This is a list of notable bombings related to the Northern Ireland "Troubles" and their aftermath. It includes bombings that took place in Northern Ireland

Several people were hurt in the blast.

The documentary also captured IRA attempts to shoot down helicopters in Londonderry, a Belfast IRA meeting led by Seamus Twomey, who later became the organisation’s chief of staff, and the funeral of IRA member Colm Keenan.

The IRA killed over 800 people during the period covered by this week’s episode of Spotlight on The Troubles: A Secret History.

The overall death toll in this period (1972-78) climbed tenfold, from just over 200 dead to more than 2,000.

Episode two of Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History will be shown on Tuesday at 9pm on BBC One Northern Ireland and BBC Four.

Episode one can be viewed now on the BBC iPlayer.

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